The British Moralists and the Internal 'Ought': 1640-1740

The British Moralists and the Internal 'Ought': 1640-1740

by Stephen Darwall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521451671

ISBN-13: 9780521451673

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A major work in the history of ethics provides the first study of early modern British philosophy in several decades, discerning two distinct traditions feeding into the moral philosophy of the 17th and 18th centuries, based upon their respective definitions of obligation.

Overview

A major work in the history of ethics provides the first study of early modern British philosophy in several decades, discerning two distinct traditions feeding into the moral philosophy of the 17th and 18th centuries, based upon their respective definitions of obligation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521451673
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. The British moralists: inventing internalism; 2. Culverwell and Locke: classical and modern natural law; 3. Hobbes: ethics as 'consequences from the passions of men'; 4. Cumberland: obligation naturalised; 5. Cudworth: obligation and self-determining moral agency; 6. Locke: autonomy and obligation in the revised Essay; 7. Shaftesbury: authority and authorship; 8. Huteson: moral sentiment and calm desire; 9. Butler: conscience as self-authorising; 10. Hume: norms and the obligation to be just; 11. Concluding reflections.

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